Santiago 2015 Announces Winners, Led By SURIRE And THE WOLFPACK

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Santiago 2015 Announces Winners, Led By SURIRE And THE WOLFPACK

The 2015 edition of the Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine (SANFIC) concluded this past weekend, and an international jury has announced their prize-winners in three competitive categories.

More than 90 films from 20 countries screened during the festival, which is one of the key film events in Chile. During the awards ceremony, actor Michael Madsen presented a video he directed, featuring a compilation of images and poems from his collection. Then the awards were presented:

International Competition

Best Picture: The Wolfpack
Best Director: Sebastian Schipper, for Victoria
Honorable Mention:
Elena Anaya as best actress for La Memoria del Agua
Dolores Fonzi as best actress for Paulina

Chilean Cinema Competition

Best Picture: Surire (Bettina Perut and Ivan Osnovikoff)
Best Director: Carola Fuentes and Rafael Valdeavellano for Chicago Boys
Best Performance: Nicolás Zárate in El Tila: Fragmentos de un Pscicopata
Special Mention: La Mujer de la Esclavina (Alfonso Gazitúa)

Short Film, National Talent Competition
Best Short Film: Verano del 98 (Valentina Azúa)
Honorable Mention: Halahaches (Alejandra Jaramillo Fanta)

Awards were also presented for the section 'Sanfic Industria,' aimed to reward newer filmmakers from Chile and other parts of Latin America. If you've read this far, the following is taken directly from the festival's official statement.

Surire de Bettina Perut e Iván Osnovikoff.

Premio DOCSDF-DIRAC: Nazca de Simón Vargas y Allan Bortnic.
Premio Buenos Aires DOCLAB: El Grupo de Arica de Luisa Urrejola.

Premio Encuentro Iberoamericano de Coproducción Guadalajara 2015: El Otro Lago de Francisca Silva.
Premio Encuentros Cartagena: Nordaca de Marta Loza.

Premio PRIMER CORTE-VENTANA SUR: Gringo Rojo de Miguel Angel Vidaurre.
WIP Latam (Work in Progress Latinoamericano) GANADOR 1: El Dia Que Resistia de Alessia Chiessia
WIP Latam (Work in Progress Latinoamericano) GANADOR 2: "Los Nadie de Juan Mesa.
WIP Latam- Premio Válvula Films: El Viento sabe que vuelvo a casa de José Luis Torres Leiva.

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